KERRY KING Regrets SLAYER Breakup: ‘We Quit Too Early’

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Not full two years since SLAYER played their last show, band’s guitarist Kerry King is already regretting their retirement.

In a new video congratulating MACHINE HEAD on their 30th anniversary as a band, King said: “Apparently, it’s [been] 30 years, which is quite an achievement. Not a lot of bands get there. We did, and then we quit too early.”

“F*ck us, I know,” he added “F*ck me. I hate f*cking not playing.”

SLAYER played its final show of their farewell tour in November 2019 at the Forum in Los Angeles. One day later, Kerry King‘s wife, Ayesha King, said that there is “not a chance in hell” that the thrash metal icons will reunite for more shows.

Kristen Mulderig, who works with SLAYER‘s management company, Rick Sales Entertainment Group, said that there will still be more stuff from the band in the future.

“We’re in legacy mode. which is a lot to do, even though they won’t be making records or on the road. They still have their endorsers, there’s still merch and branding to do — sync licenses and who knows? Maybe coming up with some sort of event that is SLAYER-based. This is all stuff we’re thinking about and talking about. SLAYER lives on, absolutely.”

In an interview with Australia’s Riff CrewSLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph has confirmed to be working on a new musical project with Kerry King.

Kerry King‘s post-SLAYER project has been rumored to feature SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph, SLAYER/EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt and former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo.